Mitering a Sheet

Mitering a sheet bottom keeps it snug and sharp beneath the bed covers.

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Step 1

Center the flat sheet on the bed, and tuck the bottom of the sheet underneath the mattress. Grab the trailing edge of the sheet, about 2 feet from the corner of the sheet, to make a 45-degree angle away from the mattress corner and pull toward you.

How to Make Hospital CornersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Still holding on to the sheet, pull it up vertically to form a triangle (the sheet should fold at a 45-degree angle).

Sheet Mitre CornersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Lay the triangle of sheet onto the bed, then tuck the bottom part of the sheet under the mattress. Building in this tucked fabric is the secret to a well-mitered, taut-fitting sheet.

Mitered CornersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer

Text Copyright © 2006, 2010, Cynthia Townley Ewer, extracts from Houseworks, reproduced with permission from Dorling Kindersley Limited

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